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Quiltcamp 2018

Join us for four days of the very best stitching fun on the banks of the Shannon


Monday 14th – Friday 18th May 2018


Carrick Camping, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

What will we do?

Learn how to colour onto fabric, decorate with hand stitching, and make blocks to frame your piece – which can become part one of a quilt

What’s included?

On-site accommodation in comfy bell tents, with heat and light and real beds! 2/3/4 girl tents.

All meals, tuition, excursions and materials – NO hidden extras.

How do I book?

Click on the “Quilt Camp 2018” button on the Fennel Shed website, and follow the instructions, or phone us on 087  9499 070 for more info.


How much will it be?

€450 per person sharing on campsite. Self catering / B&B / Hotel options all can be arranged,  relevant supplements will apply.

€50.00 non-refundable deposit to secure your place, balance to be paid in installments (€50 monthly or €100 bi-monthly) October 2017 – May 2018

ALL outstanding balances to be paid in full by Friday May 4th  2018




Monday May 14th

2.00-3.30 p.m. Arrive at Campsite, for welcome afternoon tea & scones, and a chance to be introduced to your project for the week. Pick up your fabric pack, that includes all the materials, threads and colours needed for your sewing over four days. Settle into your tent / room. Meet your fellow quilters, exchange names – the fun starts right there!

Meet on the terrace for Dinner at 7.30 p.m., followed by “The Quilters’ Cube” in the Games Room. Night owls can sit around the campfire toasting marshmallows or having a starlit nightcap.

Tuesday May 15th

8.30 – 10.00 a.m. Continental breakfast in the kitchen or on the terrace.

10.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m. – get to know your project part 1 – planning, tracing, practising the colouring stage – like letting children loose in the toy cupboard.

1.00 – 3.00 p.m. Walk by the Shannon and a picnic lunch.

3.00 – 5.00 p.m. Sewing – an introduction to hand sewing on the Terrace with Gaye

OR making blocks in the Sewing Room with Nicola.

7.00 p.m. Trip to Award Winning Oarsman Pub for Dinner, followed by songs & tales around the campfire until bedtime


Wednesday May 16th

8.30 – 10.00 a.m. Breakfast

10.00 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. continue with your project, now you are ready to pursue whatever part you enjoy most, the colouring, the hand-stitching, or machine sewing. Light lunch included – buffet of savoury light snacks on the terrace – because…

3.00 p.m. Afternoon Dragonboat trip along the Shannon to Lena’s Tea Room for the BEST Afternoon Tea!

5.30 – 7.30 Chill out & recover time.

7.30 – 9.00 p.m. Barbecue on the Terrace – if you can manage it ! Followed by a trip to the “local” Thatch pub for the Wednesday night session – ceol agus craic.

Thursday May 17th


Morning as Wednesday, but those wishing to be more active can have a go at Stand-up Paddle boarding on the Shannon.

Lunch on the terrace, followed by an afternoon trip to Lough Key Forest Park

Evening – Tapas Dinner followed by our last night by the campfire.

Friday May 18th

Morning – 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon Final review of our projects and plans for completion, as a small piece or to continue to build the complete 5-part quilt with patchwork settings.

Farewell lunch 12.30 for departure at 2.00 p.m.